HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The research areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics.
A strong focus is on the development of new theoretical and computational approaches to handling and interpreting rapidly increasing amounts of experimental, observational and simulated data. HITS researchers employ methods such as data mining and simulation, and they develop software and databases.
HITS strives for a long-term research agenda with projects that show high potential for significant results. We focus on a small number of challenging research fields in which our research is curiosity-driven and unhindered by disciplinary barriers.
Our research is interdisciplinary and cooperative. We collaborate intensively with other research institutions, universities and industry partners.
Furthermore, we aim to raise public awareness for the importance of science – especially data-driven science.